Sunday, April 21, 2013

Waiting




I sit on the end of the bed;
I touch my head for hairpins.


The moon reaches wide
through the venetian blind,


pans-and-scans nipples and fingers,
pins held in my teeth.


Pennine shadows graffiti your face,
placing secret acronyms.


I hum after the same rainbow's end ―
I know you pretend not to watch,


not to notice the approaching storm,
nothing but the single pair of socks.


tk/April 2013 


Thank you R.A.D. Stainforth for this beautiful read. 

Monhegan's Schoolteacher, 2004, by Jamie Wyeth 


37 comments:

  1. Wow... great work. loved the reading too. The picture and your words give such a sense of peace.

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  2. The picture it creates in my mind is just ..WOW !!!

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  3. This is just gorgeous, simply gorgeous, made of chocolate and whipped cream, with little pinpricks of sunlight on key components, fingertips and nipples. I really understand poetry through your work.

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  4. Lovely mental imagery! I truly love your prose, Tess. I always read before I listen to R.A.D. read--just in case my mind hears it differently.

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  5. i can see that person pretending not to watch....lovely words Tess...x

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  6. Oh, the poetry and the painting!

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  7. This paints a gorgeous picture. I love all the slant rhymes!

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  8. Outstanding! Lines to fill and please the mind.

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  9. You certainly crossed the Moon River in style! Lovely imagery.

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  10. Wool socks I'm certain .... I am reminded of the MANY times my mother warned me NOT to open hair pins with my teeth!!

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  12. Such a beautiful painting and your prose makes it all the more beautiful!

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  13. "Pennine shadows graffiti your face"
    Wow!

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  14. Naked storm watching is a fine generator of secret acronyms !

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  15. no matter what we do, there is always an impending storm. This is a Wyeth painting I havent seen. I esp like the homey details of hairpins and socks.

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  17. Enjoyed the 'reflective' parts of this! Moonlight is fabulous, travel with a person of significance is grand-( it did take me on a journey! ) plus I love the hairpins-

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  18. We know this is absolutely true because of those SOCKS, Tess...;-)

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  20. This is great ... I saw the moon!
    Great painting to go with!

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  21. Quite dreamy, and mysterious! ....and what is it about those single socks, that has me even wondering!

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  22. Love how in the moment this is...wonderful Wyeth, too!

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  23. By the light of the silvery moon......you paint with words, Tess!

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